The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them by S. Anthony Barnett | 9781865085197 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them

The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them

by S. Anthony Barnett
     
 

ISBN-10: 1865085197

ISBN-13: 9781865085197

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited


More than the story of how people and rats live together, this book takes a serious and intriguing look at science and scientists, the problems they solve and fail to solve, and the scope and imperfections of our scientific knowledge of the world. It answers questions such as: Are rats still a threat to human health? Do rats think? Is it true that wild rats

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More than the story of how people and rats live together, this book takes a serious and intriguing look at science and scientists, the problems they solve and fail to solve, and the scope and imperfections of our scientific knowledge of the world. It answers questions such as: Are rats still a threat to human health? Do rats think? Is it true that wild rats sometimes die, unwounded, from social stress? Can studies of rat societies tell us anything useful about our own social lives? This compelling historical and social study will capture the interest of all readers—from those fascinated by rats to those who cringe—by explaining the delicate and sometimes volatile impacts humans and rats have had on each other over the centuries and into the modern age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781865085197
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)

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